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Who thinks Boss should make a trip edge V plow?

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by mercer_me, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,358

    I think they should, they would probably get alot more buisnes from people who usualy use Fisher V plows.
  2. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    Who cares? Why change something that works for them. People will still have their preference.
  3. DSLL

    DSLL Senior Member
    Messages: 136

    Yea I wished mine had a trip edge sometimes. But, their vee's sell so well why would they spend all the money to change the design.
  4. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,034

    I agree...........
  5. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,515

    Because the Boss full trip S&KS. The ONLY reason I got a Boss was it weighs 100# less than any other brand. (now I like the no lift chain) But the full trip S*CKS.
  6. Bldrs83

    Bldrs83 Member
    Messages: 96

    Everytime I hit something and the blade dosen't trip I wish it was a trip edge. I have said they need to have a trip edge for years. It would be most helpful while scooping. The blade really can't go anywhere but stop and that hurts. You might get a quick break if an outer edge of a wing hits something but as soon as the wing fully compresses the cylinder it has to trip the full moldboard.

    And even when the blade trips windrowing snow, they are really rough about it. I have my trip springs set as loose as I can get away with to still stack snow, but it's like the pivot point is too far back towards the truck. So when it does trip, hold on. This is the ONLY thing I don't like about their plow.
  7. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,748

    I know a guy that busted up a truck because his Boss v-plow didn't trip... Other than that, I think that Boss makes a great plow. And that's coming from a Western guy.
  8. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    Thats the only thing I really dont care for about the boss V. They dont trip very smoothly at all. JMO
  9. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,990

    But do they need it. Boss sells more Vees then the others combined. Do you think the northern New England consumer would abandon Fisher in large enough quantities to justify the cost of redesigning a vee that because of the weight increases congruent with the trip edge design would have decreased allowable fits? Particularly if they had patent infringement issues to worry about. When Dean was the boss Fisher never patented anything but once DD took over so did the lawyers. I would have to research but I believe DD still controls the patents on the trip edge vee.
  10. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    Snow Dogg has a trip edge V plow. Saw one running around the other day.
  11. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,990

    So there could be the answer, but then it wouldn't be the first time Buyers got sued over knocking off a product.:cool: LOL
  12. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    Diamond had the patent on the V. Which is why Meyer was able to make one. The trip edge V was patented by the owners of Diamond back in the 70s when they started making them. Fisher made its first around 95? So I am sure the patents expired.

    I talked to some bigwigs at Boss about it once. They said they had no plans to make a trip edge V. It wasn't a market they wanted to go into. I assumed that meant a apples to apples comparison with the trip edge V in the New England market.
  13. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,990

    Fisher is so entrenched in the New England States it would be a financial disaster. DD's decision in the early years not to sell Fisher/Western in competing markets at a time when there where only 3 major players allowed Fisher to develop an amazing loyalty in the area. In the late 70s I had a customer move to Maine who would call me for parts and information because no one in town would even work on his Western.